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The Benefits of Microneedling and Why to Add PRP

If you’ve been in the cosmetics world for a while, you likely know about microneedling – a procedure that uses many tiny, stimulating needles (like the SkinPen) to promote collagen and improve overall skin health. You may have even heard about PRP treatments – using rejuvenating, platelet-rich plasma together with the microneedling to create even better results


So today let’s talk about these: what are the benefits of microneedling, and why should you add PRP while doing it?


Is Microneedling Worth It?

1. Microneedling reduces fine lines and wrinkles. 

The increased collagen production and new cell generation makes wrinkles and other lines soften, leading to a more youthful appearance. 

2. Microneedling reduces acne scarring and other scars. 

Studies have shown that microneedling can even out skin irregularities, and that it promotes healthier cell growth that can greatly reduce the visibility and severity of acne scars or other facial blemishes.

3. Getting microneedling can even out your skin tone.

The fresh new cells produced during the procedure are more uniform in pigmentation and texture, reducing discolouration across the face.

4. Microneedling reduces age spots.

Similar to how it evens out mismatched skin tones, microneedling can massively diminish the appearance of age spots, helping them to blend back into the rest of the skin and promoting healthy new collagen growth in their place.

5. Large pores can shrink with microneedling.

Because an effect of the process is more collagen and a rapid healing response, the skin of the face tightens up and becomes fuller. This naturally leads to the appearance of smaller pores.

6. Microneedling tightens facial skin by improving elasticity.

Microneedling promotes more than just collagen – another compound created as a result is elastin, which helps the skin maintain its youthful resilience and elasticity. With more of this, the skin is better able to retain its shape and smooth out looser areas.


Should I Get Microneedling with PRP?

While microneedling is an excellent process on its own, it is enhanced even further when combined with platelet-rich plasma treatments (PRP). This substance is one of the best tools your body can have when trying to heal, providing critical compounds and energy that your skin uses.


So why should you use PRP with microneedling?

1. PRP reduces downtime and improves recovery from the procedure.

Thanks to the healthy building blocks found in the plasma, the healing process is faster and more effective. The overall results can be more impactful, too.

2. PRP reduces the number of treatments, leading to a better experience.

Using PRP gives your skin what it needs to heal and improve to the best of its ability, making each treatment more effective than it would be without PRP. So, you need less treatments overall to get the same results, which means less appointments, less discomfort (however minor), and less time until you’re looking your best.

3. Acne scarring can be significantly improved with PRP.

Microneedling on its own can help with acne scarring – but when combined with PRP, the results can be incredibly drastic. If you suffer from acne scars – even if they have been there your whole life – then you may finally be able to see them nearly gone with a few sessions using this method. Ask our team about what results you can expect in your specific case when you choose to combine PRP with the best microneedling, Calgary!


Is There Anything Else I Can Add to My Microneedling? 

One of the newer ideas that combines well with microneedling is radiofrequency (RF) which can be found combined in many different tools including one of our favourites... Morpheus8.  If you would like to learn more about the differences between regular microneedling and Morpheus8 check out our blog post!

Microneedling at Bardot Beauty in Calgary

Do you still have questions about microneedling, PRP, or other cosmetic services that you’re interested in? Trying to get the right information can be difficult without an expert to guide you, so don’t be afraid to reach out to us for some advice. We’re always happy to help and give you recommendations on the right skin care procedures for you – so you can look, feel, and be your best, every day!


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